What Is The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet?
The Mayo Clinic Diet Plan encompasses more than adjusting eating habits and is a complete lifestyle change program. Dieters are provided with tools and advice that will help them to let go of negative behaviors while incorporating positive habits. For the first two weeks dieters follow the ‘lose it’ phase, which helps to kick-start weight loss and allow dieters to lose up to ten pounds. After these initial two weeks dieters progress to the ‘live it’ phase, which is followed over the long term for healthy weight management. The authors say that the key to weight loss is to eliminate five bad habits, adopt five good habits and, over the longer term, take on five bonus habits. Adopt Five Good Habits: Eat a healthy breakfast, but don’t eat too much. Eat at least 3 to 4 servings of vegetables and fruits a day. Eat whole grains, such as whole-grain bread. Eat healthy fats, such as olive oil and nuts. Walk or exercise for at least 30 minutes a day. Eliminate Five Bad Habits: Don’t watch TV while eating, and spend no more time watching TV than you do exercising. Eat no sugar except what is naturally found in fruit. Eat no snacks except vegetables and fruits. Limit the amount of Continue reading >>